1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
2. Collecting Personal Information
2.1. We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) Information about your computer, about your visits to this website and information about your use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths;
(b) Information that you provide to us when registering with our website including your name, email address and phone number;
(c) Information that you provide when completing your employment profile on our website including your name, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational and employment history;
(d) Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters including your name and email address;
(e) Information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services including the search phrases, timing, frequency and pattern of service use;
(f) Information relating to any purchases you make of our services or any other transactions that you enter into through our website including your name, email address, and other contact details;
(g) Information that you post to our website for publication on the internet including your business name, pictures and the content of your business and classifieds listings;
(h) Information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication; and
(i) Any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
2.2. Before you disclose or otherwise use pictures that may contain the faces or other identifiable feathers of other people, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
3. Using Personal Information
3.1. Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.
3.2. We may use your personal information to:
(a) Administer our website and business;
(b) Personalize our website for you;
(c) Enable your use of the services available on our website;
(d) Send you goods purchased through our website;
(e) Supply to you services purchased through our website;
(f) Send statements, invoices and payment reminders to you, and collect payments from you;
(g) Send you non-marketing commercial communications;
(h) Send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
(i) Send you our email newsletter(s), if you have requested any (You can inform us at any time if you no longer want to receive these.);
(j) Send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by email or similar technology (You can inform us at any time if you no longer want to receive these);
(k) Provide third parties with aggregated statistical information about our website, such as how many users our website gets in a month, but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information;
(l) Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
(m) Keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and
(n) Verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website including monitoring private messages sent through our website private messaging service.
3.3. If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.
3.4. Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website, and can be adjusted using privacy controls on the website.
3.5. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
4. Disclosing Personal Information
4.1. We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2. We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies: this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.3. We may disclose your personal information:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk;
(d) To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
4.4. We may disclose your CV information to registered employment agents to help you find a career position that suites your needs and skills. We may also disclose your information to prospective employers whose positions may suite your skills and qualifications.
4.5. Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International Data Transfers
5.1. Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
5.2. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
5.3. You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
6.3. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
7. Security of Personal Information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
7.3. All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website are protected by the encryption technology of our Payment Service Provider, Paypal.
7.4. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
7.5. You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; our support staff will never ask you for your password. Furthermore, we will never send you an email asking you for your password. Entry of your password is only required when you log in to our website.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
8.3. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.
9. Your Rights
9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) The supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
9.4. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
10. Third Party Websites
10.1. Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
10.2. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11. Updating Information
11.1. Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
11.2. Users can update their own personal information from within their account.
12.2. A cookie is a file that contains information (such as your account number with us) that is sent from our server to your browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
12.3. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
12.4. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
12.5. We use only session cookies on our website to pass your information from one page to another within our website.
12.6. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
12.7. Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites on the internet.
12.8. If you block cookies, you may still be able to use all the features on our website, depending on other settings.